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's why it had to come out before the election. it's a book about racism, and to my critics chagrin, i'm against it. [laughter] liberals have been the primary practitioners of it, and i start with the golden age of racial demagoguery in the 70s and 80s when every police shooting of a black kid would be the next case, treated in the media, suddenly the clan took over the new york city police force apparently. one of my -- it's hard to describe the beginnings because there's the brawl and various race hoaxes, and much like the trayvon martin case, they disappeared once the facts came out. you never get that final article saying, attention, readers, that story we've been his hysterical about, turns out, it was a hoax. [laughter] no, you know that -- well, actually, the black kid was mugging the cop or the muslim did ambush and kill a cop only because the stories disappeared from the news. wouldbe one of the best one was michael stuart called artist because he was caught spraying grafetti in the subway, takes a dozen cops to subdue him, two weeks later, passed out, two weeks later, in a co
compromise following his election the country was gripped by a crisis because they feared lincoln it was the number party and probably sell. it did not have a significant connection lincoln was elected without a single electoral votes without the slave states and own the for border states and they are merely a handful. for the first time in nation's history to be taking over the executive branch of the national government. in the south major institution is the republicans' determination into a unit to win a national election without southern support republicans condemned the south as undemocratic. even un-american. with this party on the threshold for those who practice the gospel and newspaper columns the crisis for the south was at hand. from the hatred of evil republicans to fill the southern air. this is not the first time. there have been several disputes. 2.specifically, first, the constitutional convention to do with the admission of missouri as of slave state -- state midges much more than the state of louisiana from domestic guerrilla to the rocky mountains it was settled
a glass post election so i want to see you guys there. there. be sure to join us. [applause] last year we had the wonderful opportunity of hearing ann coulter's speech and when i think of ann i think of their research my partner and i did before we got ready for a radio show and a company and we examine the phenomenon which really is the renaissance of the conservative woman. conservative woman today are more informed, more engaged, more articulate than ever before in best of all they are irritating the left more than ever before. [applause] when it comes to that particular sport of exactly spreading liberals there is no one better than ann coulter. got to love it. [applause] my husband i did a brief stint with the world wrestling federation. there's a particular metaphor that comes to mind when you watch ann and that is the wwf smack-down. that is really what it is. all you have to do is look at all the cases from matt lauer, katie couric, keith olbermann, cheech and chong and now i do have to say she could hold her punches with zhou we say substance using challengers in that case but ge
any meaningful compromise. following his election as president november 1860, the country the script but a crisis. because many southerners feared lincoln and his republican party. republican party was a northern party, and proudly so. but it did not have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single electoral votes from any of the 15 slave states, and only four border states, missouri, kentucky, maryland and delaware did he get any popular vote. and they are nearly a handful. for the first time in the nation's history, a party without any notable southern component would be taking over the executive branch of the national government. but there was more. the republican party, as i said, was proudly a northern party, turning its brief existence found in the mid-1850s, its rhetoric had a song of the south, and the south a social institution racial slavery. their determination, that is the republicans determination, that too well the north into unity that can win a national election without any southern support, republicans repeatedly condemned the south is unp
be celebrating together and raising a glass post-election. i want to see you guys there. be sure to join us. last year we had a wonderful opportunity of hearing ann coulter speak. when i think of ann i think of what the research we did as we got ready for the web site and radio show and the company and examine this phenomenon which is the renaissance of conservative women. conservative women today are more informed, engage, articulate than ever before. it is quite entertaining. when it comes to that particular sport of exasperated liberals there is no one better than ann coulter. [laughter and applause] my husband did a brief stint with the world wrestling federation before becoming a producer at disney, there is a particular metaphor that comes to mind when you watch ann -- wwf smack down. all you have to do is look at all the cases from katie couric, keith older man. she -- i do have to say she was pulling punches with the challengers in that case but george stephanopoulos, al sharpton, the list goes on and on and david said my favorite was the most recent one on the view. that wasn't an unfair
, be principle and primary in making sure as decisions are made, the elected officials make decisions, and as you hire outside counsel, they are a subject matter expert as an attorney to assist the ag to do his or her job, to advance the interest in the state of oklahoma, and i believe that's what luther's done and what i seek to do in oklahoma, and that's what other states across the country are looking at. >> scot, you put your finger on it. if i may, in that particular bp case, a landmark case, we had a lawyer in-house who i had confidence in. he argueded three cases before the united states supreme court, had a criminal law and civil law background. he was confident. he had the right work ethic. everything about it was a perfect fit for us. remember, if you have a civil law firm with a contingency fee incentive in a case like that involving a state, you miss issues that are important to the state of alabama. one issue in the bp case, which is critical to state, is that the judge's decision to apply federal maritime law to the penalties that would apply if they recovered as opposed to state pe
. and the united states needs to, particularly after the election, when there's less doubt about who is leading this country abroad come including among the russians, we need to continue to work on diplomacy, south tower service, humanitarian aid, good intelligence on the opposition, all of that. but we have to recognize that we don't have the key to the solution. [applause] >> thanks to each of our speakers. i was going to ask if any of the panelists wanted to respond to their fellow panelists. i think i'm in particular we've seen very strong divergences on a potential role for the united states in syria. i think, although the details of that half i think yet to be flushed out for the count as well as for others. so that would be one thing and if anybody wanted to respond to, to that issue. does anybody have, on the panel? would you like -- okay. >> i just assumed they were indirect -- [inaudible] why they didn't interfere. we are not just blaming, maybe we were expecting too much from united states. also, in the same time i am sure that syrian issue now, because i'm coming from the turkish bo
election law there's nothing that calls for personal financial disclosure which both of us felt that the issues both you and your husband are sector millions. i fully filled out those forms in full compliance. and i went a step further but i three years of my tax returns. it was published that take 30% of my income in taxes. i have no loopholes. i've no for an account. it's my small businesses where i make my money. you make your money working for the government are doing your money -- you and your husband make almost three and $50,000 a year. my income is earned by having companies that employ workers in this a. i think the bigger question is, you've got something hidden in your to secret family trusts that you won't disclose and you haven't disclosed. so ms. hochul, ladies and those to secret family trusts ask because i've a feeling they may be something you don't want the voters to know. hochul: you've got to be kidding me. give it a pretty big you're the one who has refused to put your personal taxes on one because you said the voters basically were not smart enough to under
before the midterm election. robert kennedy is meeting in his office with the soviet ambassador trying to work out the deals privately about this. word just came to kennedy in the oval office that an american sur valance plane, the pentagon told him a surveillance plane may have been shot down. kennedy has the recorder rolling, gets on phone, and talking to bobby kennedy, and kennedy, at this point, thinks, okay, we think a plane is shot down. now, what do we do? he's going through, you know, do air strikes? thinking about all these things about the political pressure to be faced with when this comes out, and so it's one of those remarkable moments you get to hear a president in realtime struggling through, okay, now what do we do? do we, you know, retaliate? send our planes over, nox out the airfields? something like that? it would have reinflamed the crisis. it was a false alarm. they scrambled, but they had not shot down the plane. you get windows and remarkable sense of what kennedy is facing, and this is a week after the 13 days. you get a sense of how close military action was du
, not a single shot, but because of election, elections that have empowered people in their own country. so in afghanistan, in iraq, in turkey, in egypt, in gaza, in tunisia and lebanon, iran is dealing with governments today, not just compared to 10 years ago but compared to two years ago that are no longer reflective lake pro-american or anti-iranian. that is a huge boost to iran's strategic position, no matter how you look at it. still, some commentators argue that the sanctions and the arab awakening somehow will force the islamic republic to make concessions that the united states and israel has demanded of it. the main flaw with this argument isn't even the iraqi sample that sanctions and isolation never led to any change in iraq is decision-making, it's not even the fact that there is no basis in history of the islamic republic for making any kind of concessions of these sorts. the main flaw is that would put forward as evidence of imminent iranian concession is not new. unlike others in the middle of these of the islamic republic, or iran at the time, was an early signatory of the n
important election of our lifetime. people feel that way because the one that you're in. i do think that obama's victory could create a major ideological shift in the country. and obama's losing could have something to do with where we were a decade ago. it can be very unique and very promising. we could be doing some major advancement that would be great for the environment. obviously, the youth vote is very critical. it is also very unusual that people care so much. [inaudible] so you are lucky and blessed to be listening to and to be part of this election. >> tim? >> though, i wanted people to step up a little bit. we talked about fiscally conservative people, and i would like to see some socially liberal liberals. we didn't get into the juggler or civil liberties were a bunch of other things. and i would like to see something from the left. as far as i can see, we have gone butkus on all those issues. every couple of years, there is a big debate that are held in some false. a connection between libertarians and conservatives, is coming to an end? my friend, jonah goldberg, says
referendum in the presidential elections of 1812 and 1816. madison easily won re-election in november of 1812 in the early months of the war and his hand-picked successor and former secretary of war, james monroe, enjoyed landslide success four years later. hundreds of thousands of men cast votes for the democratic republican party in those contests. the war, in other words, proved to be a rousing popular success. how did people come to form their opinions about this war? well, usually not through direct observation. far many more people in the united states read and wrote about the war of 1812 than fought in it. i will just give you some numbers to get a sense of that the nation lost just 2260 men in battle in the war of 1812. that was less than one half of 1% of all servicemen. many who served served in local militias and had a service that was more ceremonial than actual. by contrast 617,000 combatants died in the civil war just to give you a sense of the difference in scale we're talking about. statistics like these hint that the meaning of the war of 1812 can be found as much in popular
. in the years leading up to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started doing that and what inspired you. >> i was writing about the first lady and the first family for the new york times which was something of an unusual assignment. typically the first family is covered by the white house reporters who chased the president around on air force one and in the briefing room and write about the first lady or first family when they have time that there was a sense in 2008 at the new york times and other newspapers too that we might want to do things differently and this first african-american family living in this house, this white house bill in part by slave labor, with slave labor would be written about regeneration to come and we wanted it to be part of documenting and chronicling that story. in january, before the inauguration, one of my colleagues was writing an article about the president and hi
four days to the november elections, watch key u.s. senate races tomorrow from around the country. first, reairing this debate from maine with democrat dill, republican summers, and independent king. that's followed by montana senator john tester against republican congressman denny rehberg, and later, arizona congressman flake facing rich carmona. watch the election results tuesday nights and key contests in the house, senate, and governors' races on c-span. tonight here on c-span2, penn state president erikson speaking at the national press club followed by a u.s. house debate from new york, and, later, a debate on issues that matter to young voters in this year's presidential election. >>> next, penn state university president speaks about the future of his university, and he'll also answer questions about the on going child sex abuse investigation and the former charges against former university president. this is about an hour. >> it's a picture-perfect college town nestled amid the central hills of central pennsylvania. an enormously popular university boasts the largest alu
won the coin toss for the closing statement orders and he has elected to defer he will take the ball in to begin the second half so mr. smith, you're closing statement goes first. smith: i want to thank you and monica and the league of women voters for having us here today. my wife and i have been very blessed. we have six daughters and a son. after our three biological daughters were pretty well grown, we adopted them and that the group together has given sandy and i9 grandchildren this far. the youngest of which is less than a month old. when that little fellow commended the world, he was $51,000 in debt because of our national debt. while everyone in the generation fights over who among us deserves how much, who deserves credit for building what? and how much money we can spend on ourselves right now. who is going to stand up for our children and their children? i am just an old farm boy that got missed placed in the coal mines and wound up in business. but i grew up in an american farm you could follow your dreams and achieve success. but els i watched the basketball teams and yo
himself to be elected. one thing, he didn't give any speeches. he wrote his acceptance of the nomination and the one line in that message that caught the attention of the country was let us have peace. this was something that you electrified the south as well as the no.. in the period -- and battlefields of a different kind. congress was warring against the executive. who would govern? another question was who would govern in the south? would republican regime imposed upon the south by union troops, would they governed, will would the pre-war majority govern in the south? grant became something of a sympathetic figure. he was a good union general. he was the one who granted generous surrender terms to we's troops in appomattox believing upon the war's end they had to get back to the south which was starring as a result of the war and in no small part because of grant's strategy in places like georgia the south was starving. 11 take their horses to go back and plow their fields and treating them once again as fellow americans rather than rebels. when his troops began to cheer about the su
documents. the day before the midterm election robert kennedy meeting in his office they're trying to work out the deals privately that an american surveillance plan the pentagon has just told them an american surveillance plan has been shot down over cuba. kennedy has the tape recording will and he gets on the phone and talks to bobby kennedy while he is still in the room and kennedy at this point is thinking okay the plan has been shot down now what do we do. do we do air strikes and the political pressure when this comes out so it is more or less a remarkable moment that you get to hear the president in real time struggling through okay now what do we do. dewey retaliate and said no plans over and bachelder fields or something like that that would redefine the crisis it was a false alarm they had to scramble to but they have shot down an american plane but you get to these windows and get a remarkable sense of what kennedy is facing and you get a sense of how close military action was in this period. >> host: kennedy was acutely fearful of escalation of how future generations would look
for their confidence and for their votes to. >> you're opening statement? craig: thank you. this election is about jobs and the economy. delaware has over 2,000 unemployed individuals. that's a population of newark delaware plus 3,000 individuals. but for the people here at the university, it's the capacity of the delaware stadium plus the carpenter center plus 3,000 people. it is an unacceptable large number that cannot be covered economically from the downturn at the beginning of the administration. in addition to that, we have a shocking number of people in the state who are on food stamps. it was 87,000 or 11% of the population on food stamps at the beginning of the term. today it is 152,000 or 17% of the population that's on food stamps. we've made some progress but we haven't made enough progress. this election and the debate tonight is about different visions for how to move delaware forward and so interested in moving forward and getting dillinger. >> moderator: the first question will be opposed to jack markell. delaware's economy brokers in the financial industry free-fall and the credit cris
that if you're elected to congress? collins: it is about jobs. i'm the only get here u.s. spent mostly entire to recreate and jobs, 6-under jobs and families are relying on. first thing we have to repeal obamacare. obamacare is a wet blanket in the economy today with trillions of dollars of taxes, fees and we are faced with government takeover of health care threatening my 85 year old mom medicare advantage. we have to get rid of that. went to grow our economy 4% a year. that means reducing the marginal tax rate on the dairy farmers, the crop farmers from the small business people in the area and by reducing the marginal rates them more money on april 15 to invest in create jobs. when you take money away like medical device tax that's in obamacare, when i was in buffalo center they said that's going to cost $1 million a year that would otherwise be used to grow their company and create jobs. repeal obamacare, repeal obamacare, repeal obamacare. >> just be clear, is it repealing of so-called obamacare, take using a burden off existing businesses. you believe it would also grow business, encour
in the presidential election mentions this as a bush program. i have a chapter in my forward. i'm not concerned about partisan politics. we need to get history right. start on one administration continue to the other. that's not what it's about either. but what happened if we we let it go? it would've been on the manufacturing access, all these contracts out the door. could a tesla have come in about three factories and scaled itself by a factor time? added those resources, what would've happened if we had the courage to do that? again, i am thinking that would've been a big risk, but it would have been exciting. and it might've been a great thing for american auto workers. >> we are talking with philip auerswald from a professor at george mason university. this is his most recent vote, "the coming prosperity: how entrepreneurs are transforming the global economy." you also serve as an adviser to the clinton global initiative. what do you advise on? >> well, thank you for asking me that question. push aside the global initiative the last three days and i've been working with them for the last three y
the domestic and foreign policy issues pertinent to the upcoming election. it is my pleasure to extend a special welcome to any new commonwealth members of this evening. you'll need the most well-informed interesting people in the bay area when you attend the commonwealth club agents all of whom are as interested as you are in savitt discussion and social interaction. now want to this evening's program, there are question cards you should have been handed on your seats for joan walsh. fill them out, right on the question and there will be collected and we will ask them in the program. there's also a microphone in the audience, were there will be in a while and we will take some oral questions toward the end of the program so i will remind you when the time comes you can line up with a microphone and ask your questions. we appreciate you keeping questions short and please make sure they are questions and not statements. copies of the new book, what's the latter with white people, on sale in the lobby. she will be pleased to sign them outside the room immediately following the program. i
the party in the senate -- they didn't want the president have a victory before the election. that is a terrible way to make decisions. the concern should have been for the veterans and not for the politics. >> moderator: thank you. summers: we are spending a trillion dollars a year year more than we take in and that is simply unsustainable. i want to go to washington to lead and i want to lead the fight to cut spending and to reduce regulation and keep taxes low, so that businesses can expand and people can get jobs and they can feed their families and pay their mortgage and send their kids to school. i think that the choice we have to make on november 6 is very clear. you can choose someone who took a $200 million surplus, increases spending by 50% and let us with the highest tax burden in the country, or you can choose me. i would like to go to washington and lead the fight to reduce spending and reduce regulation and do things to grow this economy, and i would appreciate your vote. >> moderator: steve woods? woods: i'm a businessman and chairman of my local town council.
wrote. there was no floor. i had no literature, no coffee, no elected officials. the gop had a live elephant. [laughter] when democrats stopped by and offered george the use of his donkey george jumped at the chance, drove 14 miles in his chevy. a car, not a pickup, and there was the first faithful multiple disaster. by the end of the day the donkey had sent a hoax through the city window, blood all over the car, relieved himself on a nun, been an a little girl. [laughter] >> i have never trusted donkey's since, george wrote. they deserve to be called as ses ses. [applause] >> it wasn't until after i was majority leader that i realize the value of that statement. [laughter and applause] >> he soon created an organization that enabled him to be at the biggest vote-getter in the state, 1956. becoming the first democrat to be sent to washington from south dakota in 22 years. he immediately became a force to be reckoned with in introducing a farm bill the very first day and over the course of several months passed more legislation than any one of the 44 new members w
our senator talking about the past. he's gone so far hard right in order to win this election that he does not have that clap collaborative spirit anymore. he's lost that back there. and, ladies and gentlemen, we have to be focused on people. we have to be focused on the politics of our country and give up this political nonsense and this party stuff. i worked across the aisle every single day, and when you're in utah, you have to work with republicans, or you don't get anything passed. >> moderator: our next question is from luis miguel, a student. luis? >> upon closing our military engagement in afghanistan, what course should the united states pursue in this country specifically and in the middle east generally? >> moderator: mr. howell, you're first on this one. howell: well, listen, the middle east is such a powder keg over there. we have to move forward cautiously and wefectiveness. with effectiveness. one thing i am telling you right now, though, i want us out of afghanistan tomorrow. we are not winning the war that no one will win over there. the british tried to win it, the r
an elective education a reality. i saw this firsthand. in an engineering competition and the university of colorado. american companies are actively involved in the kingdom's effort to improve k-12 curriculum. keep in mind that saudi arabia is spending 26% of their budget on education. it is third-seeded american educators and businesses are supporting in a big way this modernization effort. there is a careful manage before. saudi arabia took note of this and the government moved with a 138 billion program, all targeted towards the needs and concerns of the populations. i realized that there was criticism in some circles. as if they were buying half the population with increased subsidies. but i have to say but i have to say that the government response was much more sophisticated than that. at the time, we, in the embassy, we listen listened to the top issues facing the saudi arabian population with jobs, houses, will society, and the security apparatus. after it was announced, the package, the government responded publicly on each of these two issues. in my view, they demonstrated the
on there in the tapes that don't show up in any other documents. it's the day before the midterm election. robert kennedy in a meeting in his office with anatoly, the soviet ambassador trying to work out privately about this. ford has just come to kennedy in the oval office that an american surveillance plane has been shot down or may have been shot down over cuba. kennedy has the tape recorded roll and he gets on the phone and talk to bobby kennedy while he is still in the room. kennedy at this point is thinking okay we think the plane has been shot down. now what do we do? and he is going through, do we do airstrikes and these thinking about the political pressure he will be faced with when this comes out so that they are these remarkable moments where you get to hear a president in real time struggling through okay, now what do we do? do we retaliate, do we send our planes out to knock out their arial. as it happened kennedy had to reprieve. is a false alarm and the cubans had scrambled but they had been shot down an american plane. to get through those windows and you get this muffled sense o
with you and sweep down the line? >> i think it depends in part on the outcome of elections. if it is a roughly status quo election, president is reelected and senate stays in with democrats in charge and not by much and house stays republican i think substantive changes are not likely. i think there will be repeated daily attempts at what are called technical amendments and technical fixes which is going to be the trojan horse through which the industry will try to roll back moist of this which is what they have been doing the last two years. i think at the end of the day i think it will be difficult on a status quo political landscape of getting really big substantive changes. >> peter? >> i agree with that. >> see, we do agree. and we will have much slower growth in the future as a result of it. and that's what i'm afraid we're going to have to be looking forward to, if we have the so-called status quo election. >> rick. >> i don't think you're going to be major substantive changes. the law is still too new. it's being implemented and we like to say, you know on the bankr
was elected as a representative 2010. he served as an investment counsel for the u.s. government reform committee. gentlemen, welcome. it's good to have you here. gentleman you are now both on record as saying you would be open to raising revenue as part of plan to balance the budget and congressman's dold your opponent says as a general proposition he supports 70% and cuts versus 30% in new revenues. what percentage breakdowns would you support? dold: i'm not so sure i have a percentage breakdown. what i've done his work with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and the only bipartisan budget that has come to the florida generation and frankly i think that is what we need to be talking about. need to be talking about how we can get folks together republicans and democrats alike running an organization i know that the only successful organizations are those that come together and actually solve problems and have some sort of compromise. >> moderator: you were asked if you would accept a 1 dollar increase for
. we are given an election between two candidates that are both bragging they are going to continue exploring for oil offshore in the gulf and that is absolute treason against posterity. >> host: bill clinton and former president was in minnesota yesterday campaigning for the president. here's what he had to say on the store and climate change. >> was in closely to the candidate said in the debates. in the first debate, the triumph of the moderate mitt romney. you know what he did? he ridiculed the president. ridiculed the president for his effort to fight global warming in an economically beneficial way. he said you are going to turn back the sea. if we could have done that mr. de. all up and down the east coast there are mayors many of them republican who are being told you've got to move these houses back away from the ocean. you better call lifted them up. climate changes clinton lifted the levels on a permanent basis. if you want your home injured, you have to do this. in the real world, barack obama's policies worked better. >> host: former president bill clinton in minnesota
board elections work for how different aspect of the community actually function before they can get enrolled in a story of how they are developing is something journalists need to take stock in an step back from. the formula is being applied to how we tell stories like fact checks and reader's guides that help people enroll in those stories a little easier. >> to the citizen question. >> we are not an outlet. we are program at the university of california berkeley as a graduate program that does reporting, but working with different organizations. we don't have an initiative per se. there are organizations that are doing incredible work with citizens. the guardian u.k. is the best example of a large news organization that works with citizens on huge scale. one thing they did in the last couple years was to pull public records about the way their politicians were spending money. they created kind of a forum. citizens volunteered to go through millions of documents and they competed, it was amazingly successful. don't know how many people participated but it was a lot. the guardian is
trust my own judgment, nobody elected us to decide whether national security was kind be jeopardized. isn't their something fundamentally wrong under the rule of law scenario where you now take those decisions out of the government and put them in private hands to have scott shane and the likes of scott decide whether this would reveal the secret or not? >> i think it's problematic. we have to start by acknowledging that every government does have legitimate secrecy claims and the government should try to maintain certain diplomatic and military secrets of the obvious sort, and the idea that individual citizens will make up their own mind to claim secrecy is problematic. however, we have thousands of cases historic we now where we can show that in fact the secrecy was bogus and disclosure serves legitimate space and so there is no easy solution to this. the fundamental problem we have right now is we have constructed a system where there is no downside for claiming security classifications and if we are ever going to get a handle on the problem of the over classifications, it's got t
we call the select men comments elect persons of the town, which are the executive body of the town. they carry out the laws with the town. so they go through the agenda, just like any legislature would. the question is called, conducted under strict rules of order, too. it's not what you see in television. there's no telling out, no interrupting. if that happens, people are called to account very, very quickly indeed. so it's a role structured legislative session. , featuring common, ordinary citizens like you and me. it takes in a way of looking up politics that brings the left and right together. the rapiers big government, the left fears big business. what's the commonality? susanne and i deal if americans had the experience of seeing how small works best for democracy, it would change everything. but of course in all of the key town meetings, in order to save it come you have to empower citizens. if all american citizens for town meetings, lived in small towns, went to town meetings regularly, the presidential elections would be phenomenally better. we wouldn't be sick of them
. the book came out when you were first elected. how would you assess the tea party today? >> and they were at equal parts to both parties. republicans voting for the bank -- bank bailout and also obamacare. now we have the supreme court ruling if anything the tea party may be rejuvenated by the opposition and. when they did not strike it down you may see a resurgence try to have an influence. >> host: when the tea party first started 2006 rethinking of running for office? >> december 162007 and boston and calling it the re-enactment of the boston tea party also when my dad's campaign would hit national waves. then it gruber reversed tea party and kentucky was 20009 senator bunning was talking about not running dry showed up at the tea party miss it i will take off 20 minutes there be 20 people like me better mad there were nearly 1,000 people and a new something big was going on. >> host: at that point* did you think about office? >> no. i toyed with the fact talk with funding not running if he does not i might. but showing up to see the rally said there was enough big people up there like
and all the candidates here. i'm running because i believe this is one of the most important elections in our lifetime. this country is clearly on the wrong track. it's on the wrong track because of the people we send to washington. washington has become dysfunctional. 93% of the american people did not support what's going on in washington. they have a 7% approval rating that is an axiomatic that it isn't working. i am trying to be a different kind of representative. someone who goes down and tries to work across the aisle to call things the way i see them and let the chips fall where they may. if you are looking for someone who has won party driving the bus on hundred miles an hour towards the cliff and the other party is driving at 60 miles an hour or 40 miles an hour, to me i am going down there to stop the bus and turnaround. i've made it very clear that's why i'm doing. i'm not going to be a typical politician. i will vote and not support the f35 as i think it is the wrong decision even though i am for strong defense i will do what i think is right for the people of vermont. i be
-- though one of the subtitles is how to steal an election in 9 easy steps and we take you through you. i want to give you some numbers. don't take it down, just get the book. all proceeds are nonprofit. it's official, in 208,750 and 50,023 provisions never counted, 1,451,116 ballots were spoiled and 488,136 absentee ballots were cast and not counted as the 2.7 million ballots in the dumpster. that was last time and this time it will be bigger. then, 3.2, 3.2 million people, american citizens were removed from the voter rolls broke kinds of wonderful and bogus reasons, purged. in fact for those of you who do not know greg palast, most people here do know that i broke a story back in 2000 about how kathryn harris and jeb bush knocked off tens of thousands of black folk off the voter rolls, calling them balance. if you have a felony conviction in florida you cannot vote. fine, so they caught all these felons and they removed him from the voter rolls. how do i know they were black? in florida every african-american has black next to their name. that is by law. so it's very easy to target bla
, republican from kennelworth who was elected to the house of representatives in 2010. before that he was president of a pest control company in northfield and served as investigative counsel for the u.s. house oversight and government reform committee. gentlemen, welcome to chicago tonight. it's good to have you here. >> thank you. good to be here. >> moderator: you're both on record as saying you'd be open to raising revenue as part of a plan to balance the budget. congressman dold, your opponent says he'd support 70% in cuts versus 30% in new revenues. what percentage breakdown would you support? dold: i'm not so sure i have a percentage breakdown. i have worked with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle in the only bipartisan budget that's come to the floor in a generation and, frankly, we need to be talking about how we can get folks together, republicans and democrats alike. running an organization, i certainly know that the only successful organizations are those that come together and actually solve problems and have some sort of compromise. >> moderator: but in terms o
these secrets, um, and this is an affront on democracy. you know, we have elected leaders,. >> yet the -- and yet "the new york times" or the individual leaker is talking about drones. i think what i was saying earlier provides a partial response which is that that rests on a very thin, implausible conception of democracy in the sense that our elected leaders have effectively blessed talking to scott shane about these things, um, in their practices if not in the laws they technically, they put on paper. no senior government official has ever been prosecuted for leaking. there's been hardly -- there's been almost zero disciplinary action. there hasn't been much energy or resources invested in finding leakers, much less going after them. in light of that longstanding background, it's not crazy to think that the government has in some practical sense, um, actually has kind of blessed "the new york times" to play a certain role within bounds. >> yeah. i mean, i guess the hard part i have is i agree with you at the sociological level, but there's no sociological defense for drake. those
.m. eastern. >> through election day, what are coverage. coming up next, the u.s. air relations. including the discussion of the relationship between u.s., israel, and iran. then we will hear the "washington post" cybersecurity summit. we have several live events to tell you about tomorrow. gregorie dinero will be on to discuss the future of the army. and president obama's campaign rally at the university of colorado, boulder. that is on c-span. [cheers] [applause] >> all right, let's get what documents the coolidge family during the white house years. and also before. >> part of the coolidge family papers. we have one box of photographs. then we have several boxes of other documents. photographs are heavy. the album should be in the back here. here it is. unfortunately, it is on lack civics paper. there's not much we can do about that because we don't want to change the artifact nature of the album itself. starting to crack, some of these pages are separating. this is a photograph of calvin coolidge the day before he became president. he was in plymouth, vermont, visiting his father, doin
also want to thank you for watching this election 2012 debate. goodnight. >> securities and exchange commission chairman mary schapiro express important that the action on a stock frank. chairman schapiro said the libel make markets more transparent, stable and efficient. from george washington university law school, and this is 45 minutes. >> good morning. i am paul berman, 19 of the law school as art said and i want to welcome you to this conference and obviously welcome mary schapiro, chairman of the securities and exchange commission. so one of the things that i think makes this law school, the george washington university law school distinctive and different from other top law schools is the degree to which we are integrated into the real world of law and policy practice in this country. so one of the things we are always striving to do this not be an ivory tower academic institution solely, but also one that is always trying to engage the practicing bar, people from corporations, people who are not lawyers in the educational enterprise and also when public policy discussions. o
elections work or how different aspect of our community actually function before they can even get enrolled in a story about how they are developing is something journalists need to take stock in and step back from. this formula is being applied to digest, stuffr's like that, that help people. >> the citizen question -- >> we are not an outlet. we are a program at the university of california, a graduate program that does reporting, but we are working with different organizations. we do not really have an initiative, per said, but there are organizations that are doing incredible work with citizens. "the guardian" in the u.k. is the best example of a large organization that works with citizens on a huge scale. one of the things they did in the last couple years was pulled from public records about the way their politicians are spending money. millions of documents. they created a form and citizens volunteered to go through those millions of documents and competed. it was amazingly successful. i do not know how many thousands of people participated, but it was a lot. "the guardian" is very i
for this conversation just days before the presidential election. the topic of our discussion will take on increasing importance for our president in the next four years. secretary of state hillary clinton who offered a foreign policy address on this very stage just two weeks ago has written in foreign policy about the growing significance of the u.s. asian relationship. she wrote, one of the most important tasks of american statecraft over the next decade will be to lock in a substantially increased investment, diplomatic, economic, strategic and otherwise in the asia-pacific region. the secretary went on to describe the work ahead. success requires maintaining and advancing a bipartisan consensus on the importance of the asia-pacific to our national interests. we seek to build upon a strong tradition of engagement by presidents and secretaries of state, of both parties, across many decades. the breath and tenor of leadership, diplomatic work across many years and spending both political parties at our panelists represent today. and it's the work that georgetown has committed itself to pursuing to t
political analyses of particular elections. so i would think that's why it's so, but, frankly, i don't remember all the essays i wrote in the 1970s. c-span: at one point in one of the essays, you admit to working for the cia. >> guest: yeah. c-span: what's that about? >> guest: oh, back in the 1950s, i was in london, co-editing encounter magazine with stephen spender, and i left in 19--the end of 1958. stephen and i founded the magazine in early '53. i left at the end of '58. and then i guess it was in the mid-'60s or thereabouts that it was revealed that, in fact, we thought we were being subsidized by an american foundation called the fairfield foundation, and, in fact, that was a front for the cia, and it was cia money, and... c-span: how'd you find out? >> guest: it was made public in the press. i don't know how they found out somebody leaked, obviously. but i didn't inquire and i didn't care, really. c-span: what was your reaction at the time? >> guest: i was annoyed. i didn't want to work for the cia. if i had known there was cia money involved, i would not have taken that part
in american presidential history. you think about every president elected from 1964 to 2008 comes from the state on the sun belt. when johnson from texas, richard nixon from california. gerald ford was never elected, so he doesn't count. jimmy carter from georgia, ronald reagan from california. the first george bush via connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas and the second question texas. so too does the natives and so ways a watershed election. it ends the 40 year. the sun belt dominance. their issues critical in the politics that developed that came out of the sun belt. they didn't have a conservative cast of them. they tended to be oriented about issues of strong national defense, and opposition to unions and a defense of free enterprise politics. and also is in the south and southwest that we see the rise at an 1870s when they come to talk about the religious right. the rise of evangelicals involved in the political process in new and important ways. so thurmond was at the forefront about this issues in his own politics. national defense, who is a staunch anti-communist and played
this nonprofit to help more people like them become elected officials. over the last decade, is to watch politicians argue over who's responsible for causing our nations problems, our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have an billie dunn but america's ask him even when it meant enormous personal sacrifice. for example, my classmate keri ross kept himself in the closet until done acetone was lifted, so he could continue putting himself in harm's way and continue serving his country. we just heard about my classmate, matt freeman. i learned about my status on facebook, which is obviously not the ideal way to find out one of your princess cut, but it allowed me to go to this page and see what people were saying about them at the time, which is incredibly cathartic. remember looking up what he had written before he was killed. he obviously put a post up that someone interpreted as disagreeing with one of president obama's policies and it started one of these arguments you see going on facebook all the time when someone says that ain't this and they go back and forth in and commenting you
. the winner went on the cover. whoever won the election, became the president, would be on the cover of the book. so obviously that was george bush, and that was the one pointing to himself, choose me, lect me, which is what they're really doing for 18 months out there. >> show the audience what's on the back of here. >> unfortunately the loser went on the back. that's michael dukakis. again, it's not that we had a lot of pictures of him looking victorious. it's simply that this really represented a lot of the dukakis campaign, of being almost isolated and alone, and it was a rap all along that he wasn't listening to advisors. as a photograph, i liked it very much as being a strong, graphic image. >> there were some other names on the cover of this book, forward by sam donaldson, and you also have an afterward. why were those people chosen? >> basically sam -- they're all friends of mine, number one. sam and i started in politics in 1975 covering jimmy carter, jimmy carter primaries. that's when i first met sam, and i covered the white house fortime magazine in the late 1970's. sam a
is about to proceed in a form away shortly after the election and play out early next year, this leadership really does face some very fundamental issues can they open up the political process and dealing with the very substantial measure of distrust in the population. so that situation will be exacerbated if economic growth slows, people will be put out of work, or pesants coming in to the eastern provinces looking for higher incomes will be disappointed. i think the perspective of some significant instability are going to be part of the game. now what about external relations? the effort to create a greater, which we say strategic equilibrium through the rebalancing process is a risky one. it's risky because the chinese are viewing what we're up to not as an effort to maintain stabilityd in the region, to maintain the kind of working relations that have preventedded all of the historical animosity that recently surfaced with japan and with other countries to keep them under control. as we know from very interesting study that ken put out, high level of distrust on both sides. so the dange
it in a very tight box, leadership in the committees as a result, our elected representatives knew nothing. all they knew was what they were reading in these press accounts. and i think it's going to be agency a considerable damage. you know, it did many come it cost me cover people anxiety, subsequent investigation. so it was a traumatic experience. and i think now, knowing what we know of course, it's much easier, but we as an agency should have been looking more to what we thought we felt could be made more public. and rest assured, there's still a lot of secrets that are secret. so it's not like everything -- >> such as? [laughter] >> there's some good ones, too. so it's not, i don't want to be overly gloomy. secrets can be protected, but they have to be tightly protected. and my experience on covert action programs is no matter how departmentalized they are, a leak. they leak. >> the truth will out, no matter what. >> bad news especially. bad news always comes out. >> so i guess the follow-up question to get to the remedy is if we were back in the situation, and it worked in a way that you
political leaders to meet those challenges instead of working to get elected and to appease one member of the party. that is what we need to do because it is a sensitive issue. we have thirteen million people in the shadows and won't the port them. we need to take action. as a law enforcement officer you will read in my book as a law enforcement officer they broke the law and make sure you are penalized for breaking the law. not taking any action neglects further. >> i often say success is a process, not a result. many law enforcement officers i have had the pleasure of meeting and many of the same things that hipolito is saying. the process is not working properly. the politicians are not addressing this issue. we need to take a long hard honest look at what we're doing to help people, help the brothers and sisters in mexico because if we don't do that the problem will continue to grow and continue to take over american cities and expand the inner cities. >> time for a couple more questions. >> hipolito and chris, i would like to ask how you evaluated the decision because it puts a pu
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for watching this election 2012 debate. goodnight. >> wednesday from the bridge house of commons, prime minister's question time. because of daylight savings time in the uk, this week prime minister's questions will air at 8 a.m. eastern instead of it you shall 7 a.m. you can see it live here on c-span2. >> them and we have a pretty simple proposition. you can either embrace the kind of approach that congresswoman wilson has embraced. chief scientist pledged to support the cut, cap and balance program. that's a tea party approach to balancing the budget. it has no new revenues, even for the wealthiest of americans. and it is so draconian that it would require deep cuts in social security and medicare over time. or we can embrace a balanced approach. that's what i support. i think we can go back to the kind of tax rates went under the the clinton administration when the upper income earners were doing well in the entire economy was growing. we're going to have to make some tough choices. and a balanced approach is the only approach i believe will get us there. >> your rebuttal. spent it
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